Swimmers caught in Lake Michigan rip current rescued


PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two men have been rescued from Lake Michigan after they were caught in a rip current while swimming.

The 34-year-old and 32-year-old men were at Holland State Park in western Michigan’s Park Township early Sunday evening when they were swept into deeper water, according to the Ottawa County sheriff's office.

A jet ski operator was able to get one of the men to a pier where bystanders began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was taken to a hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Another jet ski operator was able to take the second man to a beach where he was evaluated by paramedics. He was not hospitalized.

The sheriff’s office said a no-swimming notice was posted at the state park where three people have drowned this year.

A 16-year-old girl was swept off a pier in January. A 6-year-old boy and 17-year-old male drowned on the same day in June as water conditions worsened.